Josef Finkel, B.A., J.D.


Josef was called to the Ontario Bar in 2020 and joined the firm as an associate after completing his articles at a distinguished civil litigation boutique in Toronto. He has appeared successfully at both the Superior Courts of Justice and the Small Claims Courts.

Josef has experience working on matters in areas such as defamation, domain name disputes, breach of contract, debtor and creditor litigation, corporate/commercial disputes, franchise disputes, real estate litigation, fraud, construction law, landlord and tenant disputes, wrongful dismissals, and cross-border disputes such as recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, and recognition of foreign letters rogatory.

Josef is a member of the following Litigation Practice Groups at Gilbertson Davis LLP:

Business Dispute, Commercial Litigation, Civil Litigation, Debt Recovery, Commercial Loan and Credit Ligation, Fraud Recovery, Contract Litigation, Enforcement of Judgments, Recognition of Foreign Judgments, Technology and Internet, Fake Websites and Domain Name Protection, Brand Protection, Counterfeit Goods, Real Estate Litigation, Injunctions and Urgent Remedies , Condominium Litigation, Business Defamation 

Josef has a client-centered approach to dealing with matters and zealously advocates for his clients’ interests, whatever they may be.

In addition to English, Josef speaks Russian as well as some French.


  • B.A. with distinction (summa cum laude), York University, 2016
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2019

Ontario, 2020